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The glass palace

  • Author: amitav ghosh
  • Country: India
  • State: West Bengal
  • City: Kolkata
  • Locality: 186 canal street
  • Zip/Postal Code: 700048
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Listed: November 17, 2018 4:56 pm
  • Expires: 89 days, 14 hours
The glass palace


The Glass Palace
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Hardback 1st edition cover
Author Amitav Ghosh
Country US, India
Language English
Genre Historical Fiction
Publisher Ravi Dayal, Penguin India
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback)
ISBN 978-0-375-75877-5
Preceded by The Calcutta Chromosome
Followed by The Hungry Tide
The Glass Palace is a 2000 historical novel by Indian writer Amitav Ghosh. The novel is set in Burma, Bengal, India, and Malaya, spans a century from the British invasion of Burma and the consequent fall of the Konbaung Dynasty in Mandalay, through the Second World War to late 21st century. Through the stories of a small number of privileged families, it illuminates the struggles that have shaped Burma, India and Malaya into the places they are today.[1] It explores the various facets of the colonial period, including the economic fall of Burma, the rise of timber and rubber plantations, the moral dilemmas faced by Indians serving the British army, and the devastating effects of World War II. Focusing mainly on the early 20th Century, it explores a broad range of issues ranging from the changing economic landscape of Burma and India, to pertinent questions about what constitutes a nation and how these change as society is swept along by the tide of modernity.

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